Data on Suicide

Emergency Department Surveillance of Nonfatal Suicide-Related Outcomes (ED-SNSRO)

The Maine CDC is collaborating with the federal CDC on a syndromic surveillance program for non-fatal suicidal events. Syndromic surveillance involves real-time tracking of emergency department visits where suicidal behavior was a relevant factor from all 33 of Maine’s non-VA hospitals. ED visits that involve suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and intentional overdoses are tracked. The goal of syndromic surveillance is to increase the timeliness of the surveillance of nonfatal suicide-related outcomes and respond to changing patterns in suicidal behavior.

Maine Data Reports by County

Using syndromic surveillance data, the Maine CDC has created monthly reports for each county in the state. These reports provide statistics on suicide ideation and attempts from the last six months. You can sign up to have these reports sent to your email on a monthly basis.

To sign up for monthly county reports, please fill out this survey.